Nature Escape

Nature is a lovely thing – it’s green and cool and beautiful. Just like my (new) garden. We lived for six months surrounded by sand after we moved into our new house but now we have a lovely green garden, some fruit trees and a lot of grass. It’s bliss! (Mainly I just love not having huge amounts of sand blowing into the house every time I open a door or window.)

The trees will grow up (we have a flowering plum, some Manchurian pears, a lemon tree, lime tree, a few magnolias and some cottonwood hibiscus which have glorious huge yellow flowers). We’re hoping that the native Carnaby cockatoos will come to visit us often – they nest in bushland across the road from us every winter and spring. This year we also have some red-tailed black cockatoos to add a splash of vibrant colour.

The theme for this months Pixel Scrapper blog train is Nature Escape. The cool blue-green colour palette is always soothing to the eye. (Some people say that “blue and green should never be seen” – I think those people just have no idea how to blend colours.)

As always, I have done two packs – one with patterned papers and the other with solid colour (but slightly textured) cardstock.

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I hope you love the huge range of goodies over at Pixel Scrapper this month and don’t forget you can see all my non-blog-train digital papers in my Etsy store.

The Monday Special – 8th August

So, how was your weekend? I spent mine glued to the television watching the Olympic Games! I’m not a huge sports fan (although I do love cricket) but there’s something about the Olympics that I thoroughly enjoy, especially the gymnastics, equestrian, diving and swimming. (I know nothing about any of them, but I like to pretend I’m an expect every 4 years….)

Apart from that, the house we’re building is slowly coming along, hopefully we’ll have windows and doors by the weekend which would be good as our current home is on the market, so the quicker the new place is built the better!

I struggled to choose what paper pack to give the “Monday Special” treatment too and I’ve decided to pick my Camp Ground paper pack. For one reason – I love the owl paper!! It took me weeks to create the template and it’s super cute so I always get a real kick out of using it.

DSD Camp Ground

This pack is a 12 page pack full of earthy greens and browns – normally priced at $5.00*, now $2.50* and only available in my Etsy store. This 50% offer will expire on the 15th of August.

Don’t forget that I’m in Western Australia so if you live on the other side of the globe, don’t leave your purchase until the last minute as the special could disappear Sunday night in your corner of the world.

*All prices in Australian dollars.

Back To Nature

My morning sickness is (marginally) better so I’ve decided to have a go at this months Pixel Scrapper blog train.

The theme is Back To Nature and I’ve taken inspiration from a trip I did almost two years ago. From our home in Perth, Western Australia we drove three days all the way up to tropical Broome. If you’ve never been to or seen much of WA, it’s a state of colour and contrast. In the south-west there are rolling green fields (with many incredibly wineries dotted about), majestic forests and a tranquillity that can’t be described, only experienced. The enormous WA coast has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with waters ranging from deep blue to the palest turquoise. Inland and northern WA has spectacular red/orange dirt, amazing wildflowers and a heck of a lot of cows (yeah, cows. Roos too, but mainly cows.)

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Sunset in Broome – where coast and red dirt country meet.
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Sunset in Broome
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Stunning turquoise water on the northern coast.
There were fields of Sturt Desert Peas on the inland road.
There were fields of Sturt Desert Peas along the inland road.

So while “Back to Nature” may mean camping in forests and a lot of brown and green shades, for me the phrase reminds me of this trip where I saw colours and sights I’d never seen before. I’ve decided to use the blues, yellow and orange from the palette to create this months blog train paper pack.

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Download cardstock (Dropbox – 22mb)
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Enjoy your gorgeous nature-inspired packs over at Pixel Scrapper and don’t forget you can see all my non-blog train digital papers in my Etsy store.